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Beautifly (BW2 Update) [QC 3/3](GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by TM Rock Polish, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. WhiteDMist

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    Yeah, @scorpdestroyer is correct with his post. Remove all the unnecessary spaces and add the <p> tags. I don't remember any discussion about adding Rivalry or removing Focus Sash, so either explain or else return it to what QC has discussed. Finally, please don't delete your skeletons. You can simply put HIDE tags (use []) around the skeleton, and it helps everyone remember what was discussed beforehand.

    [Overview]
    Remove the first two sentences, and adjust the next two sentences to open the Overview.

    [Set Comments]
    Cut the mentions of the stats it reaches, just tell us what relevant threats Beautifly outspeeds after a Quiver Dance. We also don't need to know Bug Buzz's base power, emphasize its decent neutral coverage. HP Ground hits types that resist Bug Buzz, so add that mention to the sentence about HP Ground.

    [Additional Comments]
    Remove the last sentence. I could have sworn that you only get the guaranteed 2HKO on Audino and Lickilicky AFTER a Quiver Dance, so mention that detail when you make that statement.

    [Other Options]
    Yeah, don't even say that the "support set" can work, just emphasize that Beautifly cannot use its support options effectively. HP Flying needs to be mentioned for all the reasons I've stated already. Substitute also needs a mention, and both should be mentioned before the support options.

    [Checks and Counters]
    Choice Scarf Charizard needs to be mentioned, as it can also switch into two of Beautifly's moves and threaten to OHKO it. 'Stealth Rock' is not a sentence, remove it. Audino and Regice should be mentioned alongside Lickilicky, and point out that even if they get 2HKOed after hazards and a boost, they can threaten to cripple Beautifly with Thunder Wave or Body Slam.

    Please make all these changes, and then see what the rest of QC says.
  2. ebeast

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    Any progress on this TM Rock Polish ? You need to implement WhiteDMist's changes before you can get the 3rd stamp.
  3. TM Rock Polish

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    I thought I did
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    Then you should have posted saying so 9.9

    WhiteDMist Can you look this and stamp it if it was implemented correctly?

    While I'm at it though the Overview needs less fluff. Cut the first two sentences and combine the 3rd and the 4th together. Just say something along the lines of: "Beautifly has access to Quiver Dance to potentially sweep, but its awful bulk, low Speed, and a bad typing that gives it a 4x weakness to Stealth Rock make it difficult to work with." The sentence following this, specifically make mention of its lack of Sleep Powder making it inferior to Butterfree as a Quiver Dance user. Remove the after that and in the sentence about Swarm mention how it's less useful than Butterfree's Tinted Lens. Then remove the last sentence, because that's also fluff. The Overview I think would be good is something along the lines of:

    <p>Beautifly has access to Quiver Dance to potentially sweep, but its awful bulk, low Speed, and a bad typing that gives it a 4x weakness to Stealth Rock make it difficult to work with. Even with Quiver Dance, the butterfly has difficulty standing out from other Pokemon of the same type such as Butterfree, who has access to Sleep Powder and Tinted Lens. Beautifly has access to a situational, but possibly beneficial ability in Swarm, which will boost the power of its Bug-type moves when she is at low health. However, this ability is not enough to separate Beautiful from Butterfree, who outclasses it as a whole.</p>

    DMist can check the rest
  5. TM Rock Polish

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    I tried to make it a bit artistic. But I'll find a way to make it less squishy.
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    Fixed it, hope it's better
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    [Overview]
    The first sentence is irrelevant, we don't need to know that Beautifly is better than it was previously. I'd prefer it you just used ebeast's first sentence, but at least work your first sentence into something that provides useful information rather than a history lesson.

    [SET COMMENTS]
    Honestly, the items should be moved to ADDITIONAL COMMENTS.

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    Remove the last sentence, it is redundant with what you already said in SET COMMENTS. I would also prefer if you don't sound so positive here. "(ENTRY) Hazards on the opponents side of the field are helpful to seal the doom for the opponent" sounds like Beautifly is exceptional after getting a single boost but it's not. The fact that you need a couple of layers of ENTRY hazards on the field show Beautifly's lack of power and in general you should emphasize that Beautifly isn't that good.

    [Other Options]
    I told you to add HP Flying and Substitute to OO, as they are actually less gimmicky than most of the other moves you mentioned here. HP Flying provides another STAB move and decent enough neutral coverage with just Bug Buzz, while Substitute protects Beautifly from revenge killing and status, and allows it to set up somewhat on such users (who are mostly defensive mons).

    [Checks and Counters]
    Audino needs to be mentioned with Lickilicky and Regice. You have 3 sentences to explain Stealth Rock, so try and merge them (and shorten it) so that only the important facts are mentioned. You have too many sentences that can be merged here, such as "Very Specially bulky Pokemon work wonders here." with "Misdreavus and Mandibuzz, in particular, wall every set, even after it sets up." (though Misdreavus is typically physically defensive so it doesn't really belong here). FInally, I see no real reason that you need to separate the paragraphs, since you need to remove some of the filler sentences regardless.

    Treecko ebeast Raseri Sweet Jesus Annoyer FLCL can one of you check this after he makes these changes? tennisace and I have already checked it. @QC tag plz :(
  8. TM Rock Polish

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    Sorry, missed some stuff, I'll go fix it

    EDIT: I put Missy because even without investment, it has a very low chance to 2HKO it. Missy can retaliate by burning it, or Perish Song.

    I fixed it, so it should be slightly better. I hope.
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    You know you can just edit your posts instead of double/triple posting right?

    EDIT: For the Overview, its 4x, not 4 times.
  10. TM Rock Polish

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    Oh ok.
    How do you edit posts?
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    There is an edit button under each of your posts, (after your signature)
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    Oh lol thanks
    Ready for third QC
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    its 4x weak, not Quad weak. Stealth Rock, not Stealth Rocks. The analysis has lots of small errors like that, so make sure you read through it and fix as much as you can before GP! (GP will help you with this much more than i can). The content is here so I'll give this the 3/3. But please try to fix as many of your small grammatical errors as you can TM Rock Polish
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    [Overview]

    <p>While Quiver Dance gives Beautifly a chance to potentially sweep, its awful typing, which gives it a 4x weakness to the ubiquitous Stealth Rock, horrible bulk, (AC) and subpar sSpeed makes it difficult to use. Even with Quiver Dance, the butterfly has difficulty standing out from other Pokemon of the same type such as Butterfree, which has access to Sleep Powder and Tinted Lens. Beautifly has access to a situational ability in Swarm, which will boost the power of its Bug-type moves when she it (you've referred to Beautifly as 'it' so far) is at low health. However, (AC) even with Swarm, Beautifly is still overshadowed by Butterfree, who outclasses it in many more ways than one.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quiver Dance
    move 1: Quiver Dance
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Psychic
    item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
    ability: Swarm
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set mainly functions as a late- (add hyphen)game sweeper, cleaning up weakened teams. Quiver Dance is given, as Beautifly needs both the Speed boost and the Special Attack boost to clean up, and the Special Defense boost will only make it so that weak attacks, such as Alomomola's Scald, (AC) will do less damage. After one Quiver Dance with a Timid nature, Beautifly outspeeds Zebstrika, Serperior and Tauros. Bug Buzz is the mains STAB move of choice, with good neutral coverage and a chance to lower the opponent's Special Defense. Next, Hidden Power Ground hits Steel-, Rock-, Poison- and Fire-types who resist Bug Buzz hard. The last slot is given to Psychic, which is a reasonably powerful attack that hits levitating Poison-Types and Fighting-Ttypes hard.(remove space)</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As Beautifly is quad 4x weak to Stealth Rocks, a Rapid Sspinner is essential for her its survival. Good choices for partners are Torkoal and Wartortle, and they allow a free switch for Beautifly with Yawn. A slow U-Tturn, Volt Switch, or Baton Pass will also help bring Beautifly in unscathed. Ampharos, Eelektross, Probopass and Musharna work well in this case. Beautifly hates very specially bulky Pokemon, such as Audino, Lickilicky, (AC) and Mandibuzz. Choice Banded Sawk and Primeape are good choices, taking Lickilicky out with Close Combat, and Mandibuzz with repeated Ice Punches. Misdreavus is handled by powerful Pursuit users such as Skuntank. Entry hazards on the opponents side of the field are necessary to make up for Beautifly's lack of sheer power. For example, (at +1?) Lickilicky and Audino are both cleanly 2HKO'ed after Stealth Rock and a layer of Spikes and only then. Partners such as Scolipede and Golurk are good choices here. Beautifly needs a Life Orb to have a chance to 2HKO Lickilicky and Audino after Stealth Rock and a Quiver Dance. However, if you can keep Stealth Rock off the field, Focus Sash is an option to get a Quiver Dance boost.</p>

    [Other Options]
    (line break)
    <p>Beautifly has few other options. Beautifly has support options such as Whilrwind Whirlwing, Morning Sun, (AC) and Safeguard, but they are gimmicky and won't work. Hidden Power Flying can be used for STAB with it's good neutral coverage with Bug Buzz and hits Fighting types harder than Psychic. Shadow Ball can hit Ghost-Ttypes, but won't do much to them anyway. Giga Drain can be used for slight healing recovery and coverage on Seismitoad and Golurk, but doesn't do much else. Substitute can help Beautifly set up and protect it from status, but will decrease Beautifly's life(remove space)span if using a Life Orb. Lastly, Safeguard protects it and your team from status, but is very gimmicky and there are better ways to prevent status conditions.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    (Line break)
    <p>Beautifly loses 50% of it's health on the switch in if Stealth Rock is up, which heavily impedes it'(remove apostrophe)s sweeping capabilities. Very Sspecially bulky Pokemon work wonders here, such as Ddefensive Altaria, (AC) which walls every set, even after it Beautifly sets up. Mandibuzz, Regice and Lickilicky are slightly shakier checks, as after Stealth Rock damage and one layer of Spikes Damage damage, they can be 2HKO'ed, (RC) even with lLeftovers by Beautifly's Bug Buzz. However, they can scare it out with Thunder Wave and Body Slam, respectively, or in Mandibuzz's case, phaze it out with Whirlwind. Priority from the likes of Carracosta, Samurott, Skuntank will stop it Beautifly in it's tracks. Common Choice Scarfers Pokemon such as Braviary, Sawk, and Primeape can destroy Beautifly. Choice Scarf Charizard gets a special mention because it can resist two of the three moves Beautifly carries, and can retaliate with a STAB Fire Blast. All in all, Beautifly is not a difficult Pokemon to defeat, and most teams fair fare well enough against her it.</p>

    You should either use 'it' or 'her'(i used 'it').
    Also check this link, it will help you out a lot.
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    [Overview]

    <p>While Quiver Dance gives Beautifly a chance to potentially sweep, its awful typing, which gives it a 4x weakness to the ubiquitous Stealth Rock, horrible bulk, (AC) and subpar sSpeed makes it difficult to use. Even with Quiver Dance, the butterfly has difficulty standing out from other Pokemon of the same type such as Butterfree, which has access to Sleep Powder and Tinted Lens. Beautifly has access to a situational ability in Swarm, which will boost the power of its Bug-type moves when she it (you've referred to Beautifly as 'it' so far) is at low health. However, (AC) even with Swarm ,(AC) but even while taking Swarm into consideration,(RC) Beautifly is still overshadowed by Butterfree, who outclasses it in many more ways than one.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quiver Dance
    move 1: Quiver Dance
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Psychic
    item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
    ability: Swarm
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set mainly functions as a late- (add hyphen)game sweeper, cleaning up weakened teams. Quiver Dance is a given, as Beautifly needs both the Speed boost and the Special Attack boost to clean up, and the Special Defense boost will only make it so that weak attacks, such as Alomomola's Scald, (AC) will do less damage. After one Quiver Dance with a Timid nature, Beautifly outspeeds Zebstrika, Serperior and Tauros. Bug Buzz is the mains STAB move of choice, with good neutral coverage and a chance to lower the opponent's Special Defense. Next, Hidden Power Ground hits the Steel-, Rock-, Poison- and Fire-types who which resist Bug Buzz hard. The last slot is given to Psychic, which is a reasonably powerful attack that hits levitating Poison-Types and Fighting-Ttypes hard for super effective damage.(remove space)</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As Beautifly is quad 4x weak to Stealth Rocks, a Rapid Sspinner is essential for her its survival. Good choices for partners are Torkoal and Wartortle, and they allow a free switch-in for Beautifly with Yawn. A slow U-Tturn, Volt Switch, or Baton Pass will also help bring Beautifly in unscathed. Ampharos, Eelektross, Probopass,(AC) and Musharna work well in this case. Beautifly hates very specially bulky Pokemon, such as Audino, Lickilicky, (AC) and Mandibuzz.(RP),(AC) so Choice Banded Sawk and Primeape are good choices, taking out Lickilicky out with Close Combat,(RC) and Mandibuzz with repeated Ice Punches. Misdreavus is handled by powerful Pursuit users such as Skuntank. Entry hazards on the opponent'(apostrophe)s side of the field are necessary to make up for Beautifly's lack of sheer power. For example, (at +1?) Lickilicky and Audino are both cleanly 2HKO'ed after Stealth Rock and a layer of Spikes and only then. Partners such as Scolipede and Golurk are good choices here. Beautifly needs a Life Orb to have a chance to 2HKO Lickilicky and Audino after Stealth Rock and a Quiver Dance. However, if you can keep Stealth Rock off the field, Focus Sash is an option to get guarantee a Quiver Dance boost.</p>

    [Other Options]
    (line break)
    <p>Beautifly has few other options. Beautifly has sSupport options such as Whilrwind Whirlwing Whirlwind, Morning Sun, (AC) and Safeguard are available, but they are gimmicky and won't work. Hidden Power Flying can be used for STAB with it's good neutral coverage with Bug Buzz and hits Fighting-(hyphen)types harder than Psychic. Shadow Ball can hit Ghost-Ttypes, but won't do much to them anyway. Giga Drain can be used for slight healing recovery and coverage on Seismitoad and Golurk, but doesn't do much else. Substitute can help Beautifly set up and protect it from status, but will decrease Beautifly's life(remove space)span if using a Life Orb. Lastly, Safeguard protects it and your team from status, but is very gimmicky and there are better ways to prevent status conditions.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    (Line break)
    <p>Beautifly loses 50% of it'(remove apostrophe)s health on the switch in if Stealth Rock is up, which heavily impedes it'(remove apostrophe)s sweeping capabilities. Very Sspecially bulky Pokemon work wonders here, such as Ddefensive Altaria, (AC) which walls every set, even after it Beautifly sets up. Mandibuzz, Regice,(AC) and Lickilicky are slightly shakier checks, as after Stealth Rock damage and one layer of Spikes Damage damage, they can be 2HKO'ed, (RC) even with lLeftovers by Beautifly's Bug Buzz. However, they can scare it out with Thunder Wave and Body Slam, respectively, or in Mandibuzz's case, phaze it out with Whirlwind. Priority from the likes of Carracosta, Samurott, Skuntank will stop it Beautifly in it's tracks. Common Choice Scarfers Pokemon such as Braviary, Sawk, and Primeape can destroy Beautifly. Choice Scarf Charizard gets a special mention because it can resist two of the three moves Beautifly carries, and can retaliate with a STAB Fire Blast. All in all, Beautifly is not a difficult Pokemon to defeat, and most teams fair fare well enough against her it.</p>


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    TM Rock Polish

    I don't think you actually implemented piikachuu's changes. This isn't 1/2 until you implemented his; kingler's was just an amateur check and not official.
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    Crud it didn't save
    I have to redo it sorry
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    [Overview]

    <p>While Quiver Dance gives Beautifly a chance to potentially sweep, its awful typing, which gives it a 4x weakness to the ubiquitous Stealth Rock, horrible bulk, and subpar Speed make it difficult to use. Even with Quiver Dance, the butterfly has difficulty standing out from other Pokemon of the same type such as Butterfree, which has access to Sleep Powder and Tinted Lens. Beautifly has access to a situational ability in Swarm, which will boost the power of its Bug-type moves when is at low health, but even while taking Swarm into consideration Beautifly is still overshadowed by Butterfree, who outclasses it in more ways than one.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quiver Dance
    move 1: Quiver Dance
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Psychic
    item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
    ability: Swarm
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set mainly functions as a late-game sweeper, cleaning up weakened teams. Quiver Dance is a given, as Beautifly needs both the Speed boost and the Special Attack boost to clean up, and the Special Defense boost will only make it so that weak attacks, such as Alomomola's Scald, will do less damage. After one Quiver Dance with a Timid nature, Beautifly outspeeds Zebstrika, Serperior and Tauros. Bug Buzz is the main STAB move of choice, with good neutral coverage and a chance to lower the opponent's Special Defense. Hidden Power Ground hits the Steel-, Rock-, Poison- and Fire-types which resist Bug Buzz hard. The last slot is given to Psychic, which is a reasonably powerful attack that hits levitating Poison- and Fighting-types for super effective damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As Beautifly is 4x weak to Stealth Rock, a spinner is essential for its survival. Good choices for partners are Torkoal and Wartortle, and they allow a free switch-in for Beautifly with Yawn. A slow U-turn, Volt Switch, or Baton Pass will also help bring Beautifly in unscathed. Ampharos, Eelektross, Probopass, and Musharna work well in this case. Beautifly hates very specially bulky Pokemon, such as Audino, Lickilicky, and Mandibuzz, so Choice Band Sawk and Primeape are good choices, taking out Lickilicky with Close Combat and Mandibuzz with repeated Ice Punches. Misdreavus is handled by powerful Pursuit users such as Skuntank. Entry hazards on the opponent's side of the field are necessary to make up for Beautifly's lack of sheer power. For example, at +1, Lickilicky and Audino are both cleanly 2HKOed after Stealth Rock and a layer of Spikes . Partners such as Scolipede and Golurk are good choices here. Beautifly needs a Life Orb to have a chance to 2HKO Lickilicky and Audino after Stealth Rock and a Quiver Dance. However, if you can keep Stealth Rock off the field, Focus Sash is an option to guarantee a Quiver Dance boost.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Beautifly has few other options. Support options such as Whirlwind, Morning Sun, and Safeguard are available, but they are gimmicky and won't work. Hidden Power Flying can be used for STAB with it's good neutral coverage with Bug Buzz and hits Fighting-types harder than Psychic. Shadow Ball can hit Ghost-Ttypes, but won't do much to them anyway. Giga Drain can be used for slight recovery and coverage on Seismitoad and Golurk, but doesn't do much else. Substitute can help Beautifly set up and protect it from status, but will decrease Beautifly's lifespan if using a Life Orb. Lastly, Safeguard protects it and your team from status, but is very gimmicky and there are better ways to prevent status conditions.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Beautifly loses 50% of its health on the switch if Stealth Rock is up, which heavily impedes its sweeping capabilities. Very specially bulky Pokemon work wonders here, such as defensive Altaria, which walls every set, even after Beautifly sets up. Mandibuzz, Regice, and Lickilicky are slightly shakier checks, as after Stealth Rock damage and one layer of Spikes, they can be 2HKOed even with Leftovers by Beautifly's Bug Buzz. However, they can scare it out with Thunder Wave and Body Slam, respectively, or in Mandibuzz's case, phaze it out with Whirlwind. Priority from the likes of Carracosta, Samurott, Skuntank will stop Beautifly in it's tracks. Common Choice Scarf Pokemon such as Braviary, Sawk, and Primeape can destroy Beautifly. Choice Scarf Charizard gets a special mention because it can resist two of the three moves Beautifly carries, and can retaliate with a STAB Fire Blast. All in all, Beautifly is not a difficult Pokemon to defeat, and most teams fare well enough against it.</p>

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    <p>While Quiver Dance gives Beautifly a chance to potentially sweep, its awful typing, which gives it a 4x weakness to the ubiquitous Stealth Rock, horrible bulk, and subpar Speed make it difficult to use. Even with Quiver Dance, the butterfly has difficulty standing out from other Pokemon of the same type such as Butterfree, which has access to Sleep Powder and Tinted Lens. Beautifly has access to a situational ability in Swarm, which will boost the power of its Bug-type moves when is at low health, but even while taking Swarm into consideration Beautifly is still overshadowed by Butterfree, who which outclasses it in more ways than one.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quiver Dance
    move 1: Quiver Dance
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Psychic
    item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
    ability: Swarm
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set mainly functions as a late-game sweeper, cleaning up weakened teams. Quiver Dance is a given, as Beautifly needs both the Speed boost and the Special Attack boost to clean up, and the Special Defense boost will only make it so that weak attacks, such as Alomomola's Scald, will do less damage. After one Quiver Dance with a Timid nature, Beautifly outspeeds Zebstrika, Serperior, (AC) and Tauros. Bug Buzz is the main STAB move of choice, with good neutral coverage and a chance to lower the opponent's Special Defense. Hidden Power Ground hits the Steel-, Rock-, Poison-, (AC) and Fire-types which that resist Bug Buzz hard. The last slot is given to Psychic, which is a reasonably powerful attack that hits levitating Poison- and Fighting-types for super effective damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As Beautifly is 4x weak to Stealth Rock, a spinner is essential for its survival. Good choices for partners are Torkoal and Wartortle, and they allow a free switch-in for Beautifly with Yawn. A slow U-turn, Volt Switch, or Baton Pass will also help bring Beautifly in unscathed. Ampharos, Eelektross, Probopass, and Musharna work well in this case. Beautifly hates very specially bulky Pokemon, such as Audino, Lickilicky, and Mandibuzz, so Choice Band Sawk and Primeape are good choices, taking out Lickilicky with Close Combat and Mandibuzz with repeated Ice Punches. Misdreavus is handled by powerful Pursuit users such as Skuntank. Entry hazards on the opponent's side of the field are necessary to make up for Beautifly's lack of sheer power. For example, at +1, Lickilicky and Audino are both cleanly 2HKOed after Stealth Rock and a layer of Spikes. Partners such as Scolipede and Golurk are good choices here. Beautifly needs a Life Orb to have a chance to 2HKO Lickilicky and Audino after Stealth Rock and a Quiver Dance. However, if you can keep Stealth Rock off the field, Focus Sash is an option to guarantee a Quiver Dance boost.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Beautifly has few other options. Support options such as Whirlwind, Morning Sun, and Safeguard are available, but they are gimmicky and are difficult to use effectively won't work. Hidden Power Flying can be used for STAB with its good neutral coverage with Bug Buzz and hits Fighting-types harder than Psychic. Shadow Ball can hit Ghost-types, but won't do much to them anyway. Giga Drain can be used for slight recovery and coverage on Seismitoad and Golurk, but doesn't do much else. Substitute can help Beautifly set up and protect it from status, but will decrease Beautifly's lifespan if using a Life Orb. Lastly, Safeguard protects it and your team from status, but is very gimmicky and there are better ways to prevent status conditions.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Beautifly loses 50% of its health on the switch if Stealth Rock is up, which heavily impedes its sweeping capabilities. Very specially bulky Pokemon also work wonders here, such as defensive Altaria, which walls every set, even after Beautifly sets up. Mandibuzz, Regice, and Lickilicky are slightly shakier checks, as after Stealth Rock damage and one layer of Spikes, they can be 2HKOed even with Leftovers by Beautifly's Bug Buzz. However, they can scare it out with Thunder Wave and Body Slam, respectively, or in Mandibuzz's case, phaze it out with Whirlwind. Priority from the likes of Carracosta, Samurott, Skuntank will stop Beautifly in its tracks. Common Choice Scarf Pokemon such as Braviary, Sawk, and Primeape can destroy Beautifly. Choice Scarf Charizard gets a special mention because it can resist two of the three moves Beautifly carries, (RC) and can retaliate with a STAB Fire Blast. All in all, Beautifly is not a difficult Pokemon to defeat, and most teams fare well enough against it.</p>

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    [Overview]

    <p>While Quiver Dance gives Beautifly a chance to potentially sweep, its awful typing, which gives it a 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, horrible bulk, and subpar Speed make it difficult to use. Even with Quiver Dance, the butterfly has difficulty standing out from other Pokemon of the same type such as Butterfree, which has access to Sleep Powder and Tinted Lens. Beautifly has access to a situational ability in Swarm, which will boost the power of its Bug-type moves when is at low health, but even while taking Swarm into consideration Beautifly is still overshadowed by Butterfree, which outclasses it in more ways than one.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quiver Dance
    move 1: Quiver Dance
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Psychic
    item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
    ability: Swarm
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set mainly functions as a late-game sweeper, cleaning up weakened teams. Quiver Dance is a given, as Beautifly needs both the Speed and the Special Attack boost to clean up, and the Special Defense boost will only make it so that weak attacks, such as Alomomola's Scald, will do less damage. After one Quiver Dance with a Timid nature, Beautifly outspeeds Zebstrika, Serperior, and Tauros. Bug Buzz is the main STAB move of choice, with good neutral coverage and a chance to lower the opponent's Special Defense. Hidden Power Ground hits the Steel-, Rock-, Poison-, and Fire-types that resist Bug Buzz hard. The last slot is given to Psychic, a reasonably powerful attack that hits levitating Poison- and Fighting-types for super effective damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As Beautifly is 4x weak to Stealth Rock, a spinner is essential for its survival. Good choices for partners are Torkoal and Wartortle, and they allow a free switch-in for Beautifly with Yawn. A slow U-turn, Volt Switch, or Baton Pass will also help bring Beautifly in unscathed. Ampharos, Eelektross, Probopass, and Musharna work well in this case. Beautifly hates very specially bulky Pokemon, such as Audino, Lickilicky, and Mandibuzz, so Choice Band Sawk and Primeape are good choices, taking out Lickilicky with Close Combat and Mandibuzz with repeated Ice Punches. Misdreavus is handled by powerful Pursuit users such as Skuntank. Entry hazards on the opponent's side of the field are necessary to make up for Beautifly's lack of sheer power. For example, at +1, Lickilicky and Audino are both cleanly 2HKOed after Stealth Rock and a layer of Spikes. Partners such as Scolipede and Golurk are good choices here. Beautifly needs a Life Orb to have a chance to 2HKO Lickilicky and Audino after Stealth Rock and a Quiver Dance. However, if you can keep Stealth Rock off the field, Focus Sash is an option to guarantee a Quiver Dance boost.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Beautifly has few other options. Support options such as Whirlwind, Morning Sun, and Safeguard are available, but they are gimmicky and are difficult to use effectively. Hidden Power Flying can be used for STAB with its good neutral coverage with Bug Buzz and hits Fighting-types harder than Psychic. Shadow Ball can hit Ghost-types, but won't do much to them anyway. Giga Drain can be used for slight recovery and coverage on Seismitoad and Golurk, but doesn't do much else. Substitute can help Beautifly set up and protect it from status, but will decrease Beautifly's lifespan if using a Life Orb. Lastly, Safeguard protects it and your team from status, but is very gimmicky and there are better ways to prevent status conditions.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Beautifly loses 50% of its health on the switch if Stealth Rock is up, which heavily impedes its sweeping capabilities. Very specially bulky Pokemon also work wonders here, such as defensive Altaria, which walls every set, even after Beautifly sets up. Mandibuzz, Regice, and Lickilicky are slightly shakier checks, as after Stealth Rock damage and one layer of Spikes, they can be 2HKOed even with Leftovers by Beautifly's Bug Buzz. However, they can scare it out with Thunder Wave and Body Slam, respectively, or in Mandibuzz's case, phaze it out with Whirlwind. Priority from the likes of Carracosta, Samurott, Skuntank will stop Beautifly in its tracks. Common Choice Scarf Pokemon such as Braviary, Sawk, and Primeape can destroy Beautifly. Choice Scarf Charizard gets a special mention because it can resist two of the three moves Beautifly carries and can retaliate with a STAB Fire Blast. All in all, Beautifly is not a difficult Pokemon to defeat, and most teams fare well enough against it.</p>

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